SAN FRANCISCO-February 26, 2013- CyberChimps Inc today reached an agreement with ThemeID, to acquire ThemeID.com, and their WordPress Theme named ‘Responsive’ which today received over 500,000 downloads on WordPress.org.
“When I first created ‘Responsive’ I never imagined it would receive half a million downloads in just under a year,” said Emil Uzelac, founder of ThemeID. “It has been an amazing experience, but it has grown so quickly that it has become difficult to maintain alone. I wanted to make sure that ‘Responsive’ and its users continue to be supported, I am very excited to see what the team at CyberChimps will be able to do with what I’ve created.”
Responsive will continue to be available for free on WordPress.org, and CyberChimps will simply be taking over development, as well as customer support.
“At CyberChimps we pride ourselves on building open source responsive WordPress themes that just work,” said Trent Lapinski, CEO of CyberChimps Inc. “ThemeID’s theme elegantly named ‘Responsive’ fits perfectly into our philosophy of what a responsive WordPress theme should be, and we are excited to welcome ‘Responsive’ and ThemeID into the CyberChimps family.”
As a special welcome to the CyberChimps family, we are offering a $5 off coupon code for any of CyberChimps Responsive WordPress Themes, simply enter coupon code: themeid5 upon check out in the CyberChimps Store (offer is good through the end of April, 2013).
We will be transitioning ThemeID over to CyberChimps so please bear with us as we move servers over the next few days.
Benefits of the deal
- CyberChimps will continue innovating and developing the Responsive on WordPress.org.
- Responsive will remain free and open source (released under the GPL).
- Responsive is now available on Github (https://github.com/cyberchimps/responsive).
- Responsive 1.9 (https://themeid.com/whats-new-in-responsive/) is actively being developed (https://github.com/cyberchimps/responsive/tree/1.9), and will be released soon.
- CyberChimps will be developing and releasing a Pro version of ‘Responsive’ in March to paying customers powered by Twitter Bootstrap and CyberChimps’ responsive theme options panel.
- We will be moving support over to CyberChimps Support Forums, and bringing on ThemeID staff to help assist in the transition.
- Pre-existing ThemeID members will continue to get access to support for free.
CyberChimps Inc is a WordPress Theme Shop that develops responsive touch friendly drag and drop WordPress themes you can trust, and is based out of San Francisco, California. The company was founded in 2010 by Trent Lapinski, and is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing WordPress Theme developers on the Internet.
ThemeID was founded by Emil Uzelac, and has been dedicated to servicing the WordPress community and creating powerful yet easy to use WordPress themes since 2010.